The work presented in this note was partially supported be grants from the Ministry of Education of Baden-Württemberg and the University of Mannheim.
Inhomogeneous materials -- Evolution -- Mathematical models, Symmetry, Generation of geometic forms
The evolution of a distribution of material inhomogeneities is investigated by analyzing the evolution of the corresponding material connections. Some general geometric relations governing such evolutions are derived. These relations are then analyzed by looking at the restrictions imposed by the material symmetry group.
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